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  • Summary: A rousing record of a little-known, but monumental, moment in rock n roll history. Set in 1970, Festival Express was a multi-band, multi-day extravaganza that captured the spirit and imagination of a generation and a nation. (ThinkFilm)
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 100
    The real attraction is watching all these guys and gals on the train, so young, so dedicated to their music, so unconcerned about almost everything else.
  2. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    100
    An instant ancillary classic for music fan.
  3. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    100
    Rich with wonderful music and images.
  4. Reviewed by: M. E. Russell
    83
    Slight on personality but long on music; Janis Joplin elevates it to near-great concert-film status.
  5. Full of bright colors, offbeat people, tuneful sounds.
  6. Both a concert film and a more intimate thing: a fascinating, fly-on-the-wall (or fly-in-the-dining-car) glimpse of some clearly blotto rock legends talking, singing, hanging out. The fact that a good number of them are now dead makes it doubly memorable.
  7. 60
    The result is a vivid record of live acts whose rough-edged immediacy is an integral part of their appeal.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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